Dating Over 40: 8 Minute Dating is Back in CT!

Good news! For a long time now, 8 Minute Dating has been lacking in hostesses and so there haven’t been many events. But in April, Hartford has three events up to age 49 and New Haven County has three as well. For some reason, two of the events are actually listed in New Haven, and one is listed in Fairfield County, but is taking place in Orange.

Any way, I’m a huge fan of this method for meeting new people, if you…

  • Can go with a smile
  • Just plan to meet new people and have fun
  • Are willing to be friendly
  • Consider making male friends who by the way, might know other singles guys
  • Are open to meeting new female friends as a dating buddy

There are five simple things you can do to  make these events more fun and more fruitful:

  1. Ask fun questions, like favorite food or vacation spot
  2. No grilling or going for the hard facts – save it or you won’t get any dates
  3. Just see if you can have a simple conversation
  4. Be a bit more open-minded about who might be worth getting to know
  5. Think of this as a fabulous playground for practicing flirting and conversation skills

If you live in CT – sign up today – please don’t wait because women sign up faster than men and you’ll get closed out. (Of course, this is true for other states as well.)

And if you live in another state – visit to see what’s available in your area.
Plus here are a few other options in case 8 Minute Dating isn’t not in your neck of the woods; (Northampton, MA area)

Or go to Google and type in “speed dating + your city” to discover what’s available near you.

Have fun out there and keep smiling!

Single for too long, Ronnie wanted to find love. She put her skills from personal development and her spiritual path to work, dating 30 men in 15 months to meet her adorable husband Paul. Discovering the keys to manifesting and midlife dating, she founded It’s Never Too Late to help smart, successful women find love or live an empowered and magical life. Ronnie Ann Ryan, MBA, CCC, is a Certified Coach who has helped 1,000s of midlife women with her Love & Magical Life Coach services. She’s the host of the Breathe Love & Magic podcast and has been featured on NBC, ABC, & Fox News, NPR, BBC, eHarmony,, and Connecticut Magazine among others. Also, Ronnie is the author of 6 books which are available on Amazon.

6 thoughts on “Dating Over 40: 8 Minute Dating is Back in CT!”

  1. I am already hosting a 70’s and 80’s Dance Party and would be interested in reserving space at the Hilton Mystic for speed dating, in the same place the dance event takes place. They are already giving me the space , so would you like to host one of your events there? our next event is August 15, 2009.

  2. Dawn,

    No adventure in your soul?

    Click on the link and check it out. Speed dating will allow you to meet several men on the same night for 3-8 minutes each depending on the service. Each service has you enter the state and county of interest, so go and put in Litchfield CT and see what they have got going for you! Then sign up and enjoy!


  3. Hi Jen,
    Your comment reminds me of the scene in the movie “Something about Mary,” where the guy talks about making a video of 7 Minute Abs because it’s faster than 8 Minute Abs! Any way – good for your for checking it out!


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